Finding Balance: How Yoga Can Alleviate PMT, PMS, and PMDD Symptoms

Premenstrual tension (PMT), premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) are conditions that affect millions of women worldwide, causing a range of physical and emotional symptoms before menstruation. These conditions can disrupt daily life and well-being (so much!), but holistic approaches like yoga can be used to manage and alleviate the symptoms. Yoga is known for its ability to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and enhance physical and mental well-being, and this is how it can be best utilised when you are experiencing PMT, PMS and PMDD.  Yoga offers a holistic approach to managing the symptoms of PMT, PMS, and READ MORE

Yoga for People Who Don’t Like Yoga

I know you’re out there! You have been told you *should* do yoga, perhaps by your doctor, a friend concerned about how stressed you are, or your own inner voice, but you just don’t want to do it! It’s okay, you’ve come to the right place. Plus, as self-development guru Tony Robbins would say: “Stop ‘should-ing’ all over yourself!” It’s no use starting yoga if you don’t want to do it. I guarantee you won’t continue doing it, even if you drag yourself along to one class. The negative emotions, for a start, will mean you won’t get any positive READ MORE

How Non-Attachment Can Revolutionise Your Life

For me, it began with reading the Bhagavad Gita as part of Yoga teacher training. It is the part of the Bhagavad Gita that talks about not being attached to the outcomes of your endeavors. It’s been a revelation to me. I have been thinking about it ever since and believe it has already fundamentally changed the way I look at life and live my life. When I first became a Yoga teacher I could not cope with it at all. I would cry after all my classes. It was like performance anxiety. I was convinced everyone hated the classes, READ MORE

The Healing Power of Yoga

Yoga is a holistic practice that can have a healing effect on the mind, body, and spirit. Here are some ways that yoga can be healing: Overall, yoga can be a healing practice that can help improve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. It can be an effective complementary therapy for various health conditions and can help promote a sense of balance, harmony, and inner peace. Photo credit: Mohamed Nohassi on Unsplash   When You Feel Like You Have Been Cracked Open, Read This… The cracks are where the light gets in… Read More 42YogaJanuary 18, 2024 The Healing Power READ MORE

Why Workers Need to Do Yoga in their Office Chair

Corporate and Office Yoga Classes Offering yoga classes to staff or workers might not be enough. Often the people who need it the most won’t do it. They might not feel flexible enough. They might feel like they can’t ‘do’ yoga. Some people just aren’t keen to do ‘yoga’ based on what they’ve heard. The most stressed will not feel like they have enough time to do a 1-hour class, or even enough time to get changed into Yoga gear. Those are the people who eat at their desk and talk constantly about how much they have to do. Yet READ MORE

Bring Mindfulness to Your Day

A short guide to easily bringing mindfulness to your day. Edit Your Day Like a Book Commas Stop, be still, take a deep breath Full Stops 3-5 minutes Stop. Be still. Breathe deeply. Scan the body. Let go of any tension you find. Source: Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance. Monash University (See below) Longer Meditations Resources *Free Phone App – Insight TimerThousands of Guided MeditationsTry Glenn Harold’s Mindfulness for Releasing Anxiety *Free Mindfulness courseMonash University on Future LearnMindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance *Tara Brach Psychologist and Meditation TeacherPodcast talks and meditations Remember… Mindfulness is a practice. Be kind to READ MORE

The Yoga Cat at Number 42

If you have done any of my online yoga classes during the Covid-19 lockdowns, you will be acquainted with my very curious, attention-seeking Singapura cat Ditto (A.K.A The Ditz). He likes to climb on me at any opportunity, lie underneath a downward dog or chatauranga, reach up to tap me with a paw, and stick his backside in the air for a back scratch. If all else fails, he’ll bite an ankle or an arm and I’ll have to take a moment to put him in another room (where he will invariably meow loudly and bang on the door). Even READ MORE